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Oct. 28, 2005, 8:58 p.m. EDT

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Newsletter editor Wiener rates Vanguard funds

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By MarketWatch

BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- Dan Wiener, editor of the Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors newsletter, guides investors with often-provocative insights about the Vanguard Group and its mutual funds.

Just now, Wiener is steering clear of total stock market index funds and says investors looking for international exposure should go for Vanguard's actively managed funds, which have consistently beaten the firm's vaunted index offerings.

Speaking during a Personal MarketWatch interview with senior columnist Chuck Jaffe, Wiener covered a wide range of subjects, including indexing versus active management, index funds versus exchange-traded funds and more. And while Wiener specializes in Vanguard funds, he suggested that health-care investors boxed out of Vanguard's popular Health Care fund /zigman2/quotes/209245373/realtime VGHCX +1.37% pursue ICON Healthcare as an alternative, rather than Vanguard's Health Care Index fund /zigman2/quotes/200895877/realtime VHCIX +1.21% .

Click here to listen to interview.

During his interview with Jaffe, Wiener discussed the following issues in order of appearance:

Vanguard Growth & Income /zigman2/quotes/206768773/realtime VQNPX +0.06% ; Vanguard Total Stock Market /zigman2/quotes/202876707/realtime VTSMX -0.01% ; Vanguard Global Equity /zigman2/quotes/202836151/realtime VHGEX +0.39% ; Vanguard Health Care; ICON Healthcare; Vanguard Precious Metals & Mining /zigman2/quotes/204128043/realtime VGPMX +0.17% ; Vanguard Emerging Markets VIPER /zigman2/quotes/204649024/composite VWO +0.38% ; Vanguard Emerging Markets Index /zigman2/quotes/205715973/realtime VEIEX +0.72% ; Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth /zigman2/quotes/207636484/realtime VASGX +0.27% ; Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 /zigman2/quotes/200793742/realtime VTXVX +0.15% and Vanguard Growth Index /zigman2/quotes/200070455/realtime VIGRX -0.18% .

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